9 Best Adult Lunch Boxes for Going Back to the Office

With life starting to resume some semblance of normalcy, many of us are heading back to IRL offices. That means it’s time to start thinking about packing lunch once again. The best lunch boxes for work will make it easy to transport not just your lunch but snacks too. 

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One of the biggest benefits? Investing in a high-quality lunch box is a great way to cut down on waste (bye, bye single-use plastic containers!). A good lunch box will also go a long way toward ensuring your food doesn’t move around too much during transit, so you don’t have to worry about spills or leaks. And many lunch boxes are stylish to boot, so you’re sure to be the envy of all your co-workers. 

Here, we’ve rounded up the best adult lunch boxes and best lunch boxes for work.

Best lunch boxes for work  

O-Yaki Ecoware Take Anywhere Lunch Box ($12.99, amazon.com): This bento-style box has three separate compartments to keep food separated. It’s made from eco-friendly material, comes with a reusable spoon and fork, and has a snap-on, spill-proof lid so food stays fresh. It’s safe for freezers and microwaves and comes in three pretty colors: pink, teal, and lilac. 

Ban.Do What’s for Lunch? Lunch Bag ($25.95, bando.com): This insulated lunch bag will keep your food fresh. The mesh pockets inside are great for storing condiment packets, while the removable divider helps keep things separate. The best part? It comes in four fun, eye-catching prints: strawberries, daisies, tie dye, and roses.

Calpak Insulated Lunch Bag ($42, calpaktravel.com): You’ll be so chic carrying this lightweight lunch bag that looks like a purse. It features insulated lining and a water resistant interior to keep food fresh, as well as multiple pockets so everything stays organized. Simply pack up your lunch, pull the drawstring closed, and you’re good to go.

Bentgo Salad Stackable Lunch Container ($14.99, amazon): No more sad desk salads here. This extra-large salad container fits up to four cups of food, with an airtight lid to keep it all fresh. There’s a four-compartment tray that includes one large compartment and two smaller ones so you can store toppings. There’s also a small leak-proof container for salad dressing. 

Dagne Dover Axel Lunch Box ($80, dagnedover.com): This classy lunch box is roomy enough to fit your lunch, a snack, and a drink and will keep everything cool on the go. The lining is wipeable, so you don’t have to worry about spills. Choose from four on-trend colors to suit your personal style. 

Brush With Bamboo Stainless Steel 2-Tier Lunch Box ($25, zerowastestore.com): This eco-friendly metal lunch box is a great option for carrying leftovers or packing lunches and snacks. It has a self-latching top container so you can easily bring extras to nosh on throughout the work day. It’s easy to clean, resistant to stains and rust, and dishwasher-safe. 

PackIt Freezable Classic Lunch Box ($19.98, amazon.com): This nifty lunch box has built-in cooling gel to keep food cooler longer and eliminate the need for ice packs. All you have to do is empty the bag, collapse it, and put it in the freezer overnight. By morning, it’ll be frozen and ready to use for sandwiches, salads, or whatever meal you decide to pack for lunch. 

Hydro Flask 8L Insulated Lunch Tote ($44.95, amazon.com): Stash lunch and snacks in this lightweight, insulated lunch bag that keeps food cold for up to four hours. The collapsible design folds up nicely for easy storage and travel, while the coated fabric is waterproof and durable.

Modern Picnic The Large Luncher ($169, modernpicnic.com): Some lunch boxes are worth the splurge, and this one certainly fits the bill. It looks like a chic purse, is made from vegan leather, and comes in a faux crocodile print. The insulated interior ensures food stays fresh, while the magnetic closure means everything will stay put inside. It’s large enough to fit multiple meals, and there’s an interior pocket and slot for utensils too. 

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About Christina Heiser

Christina Heiser is a freelance writer who covers beauty, health, nutrition, and fitness. As a lifelong New Yorker, she loves exploring her city by foot, cheering on her favorite local sports teams (Let's go, Mets!), and checking out all of the trendy boutique fitness studios. Christina graduated from St. John's University in 2010 with a degree in English and a passion for reporting. After graduating, Christina went on to work for EverydayHealth.com and WomensHealthMag.com, covering everything from beauty to fitness to celebrity news. Now, she contributes to a variety of beauty- and wellness-focused websites including aSweatLife, NBC News Better, Total Beauty, and What's Good by Vitamin Shoppe.